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Five-minute Energy Bars

I tend to be a person who thinks “I can make that!” or “I can cook this!” when out to eat, shopping, or simply watching TV. Sadly, I feel like I rarely follow through with these thoughts. It is much more convenient to purchase bread than to make your own, and it certainly takes less […]

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DIY: Easy Ice Cream Cupcakes

My husband’s birthday is coming up, which led me to Pinterest to search for cake ideas. Summer and birthdays just go together like cake & ice cream. …And then I started thinking about ice cream cakes. By this point I was craving something sweet. And thinking about how busy moms do not have time to […]

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Summer by the Slice

Summer is here, local fruit is ripening, and that means one thing: Pie! Pie is on the short list of things that will compel me to turn on my oven in the humid Iowa summer months. Pie is the perfect dessert (or, who am I kidding, breakfast) because it can be rustic or fancy, is […]

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A Great Memorial Day Treat: S’more Rice Krispie Treats

When the air starts to warm, and the daylight stretches past bedtime, my thoughts start to shift toward s’mores! Don’t you think they are the quintessential summertime treat?  I love the smell of the bonfire you roast the s’mores over, the gooey toasted marshmallow as you pull it off the skewer, and the yummy melty […]

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Crock Pot Quinoa Red Lentil Stew

I’ve got a recipe for you to try that will save you money, is good for the earth and your health, helps clean out your fridge, and expands your palette! Don’t believe me? Read on! My family is not vegetarian, but we’ve found some really amazing benefits from choosing vegetarian meals a few times a […]

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How to Prep A Week’s Worth of Work-less Meals!

Do you like to save money? I’m sure you do. Do you have time to cook? Likely not. Do I have the post for you? Definitely! I have been a huge fan of the crock pot since college. Now that I am older it is more useful!  There is nothing better than getting home and […]

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What’s For Dinner? Secret Ingredient Slow Cooker Chili

I’ve often wondered how much more effective my dinner prep would be if I could complete it early each morning when my sons wake me up before the sun. While I may not always be peppy in the morning, my mind is fresh and the kids are more self-motivated. This is why I love to […]

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What’s For Dinner? Stuffed Peppers

*This is one of my go-to recipes for many reasons.  One, it only has 6 ingredients.  Yup, just 6.  And sometimes I don’t have quite enough of one ingredient, but honestly it still works out just fine.  Also, it is great as leftovers.  Stuffed Peppers Ingredients 4-5 green bell peppers, depending on size of pepper 1 3/4 cups […]

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What’s For Dinner? Spaghetti Squash

*This week we’re answering the age-old question….what’s for dinner? Whether you work from home or outside the home, it always seems to be a conundrum when 5:00 rolls around. So our team has put together a few of our favorite weeknight dinners in order to help make meal planning a little easier!! Be sure to […]

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What’s For Dinner? Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’ve been checking the blog this week you know that we’ve been sharing our favorite weeknight dinner recipes.  Hopefully you’ve been getting some ideas to add to your menu! Today I’m going to share one of my go-to recipes with you: homemade chicken noodle soup.  It makes about 8-10 servings, depending upon your serving […]

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